(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Parallels Summit 2013 promises an exciting agenda filled with thought-provoking keynote speakers and expanded session tracks designed for additional functional areas within your business. Join us in Las Vegas, February 4-6th to listen and learn, to ask and discuss, to strategize and grow.THE VOICES OF SUCCESSOur lineup of keynote speakers—experts whose advice is highly sought after—will address important facets of delivering cloud services to SMBs. Here’s a glimpse of what we have in store:
|Jeremy Gutsche – Founder of TrendHunter.com
Known as an innovation expert, co-host of Trend Hunter TV and the founder of TrendHunter.com, Jeremy will focus his keynote address on how to exploit chaos to spark innovation during times of change. Jeremy has been described as an “intellectual can of Red Bull” – what a great way to start the day!
|Tim Harmon – Principal Analyst, Forrester Research
As a leading expert on business applications software, Tim has focused his research on the impact of cloud computing and digital marketing. His keynote address will put forth real opportunities in the SMB Cloud Services market and provide valuable best practices, metrics, tools and resources you can put to use immediately.
|Tod Nielsen – Co-President of Application Platform, VMware
As the leader of VMware’s application platform business and more than 20 years of leadership experience in enterprise software and application development, Tod’s take on disruption and opportunities in this new era will be chockfull of insight and ideas for actions you can employ in your own company.
|Birger Steen – CEO, Parallels
Join Birger for the opening keynote as he discusses Parallels Service Provider strategy and introduces new products and programs exclusively to Parallels Summit attendees. No matter the role you play in the Parallels ecosystem (or family, as Birger likes to refer to it) you’ll find value in this information-packed opening to the conference.
We’ve filled this year’s agenda with exclusive content, including new session conference tracks focused on the needs of service provider technical and operational staff, as well as ISVs and developer staff at service providers. Here’s a preview of what the three session tracks offer:
- Business Track
This redesigned track will provide you with tangible takeaways on how you can maximize your growth and profits as SMBs move to the cloud more aggressively. Much of the track will leverage Parallels business consulting experience to give you practical guidance on what works best–and what doesn’t work at all. And you’ll get an early look at the 2013 update to the Parallels SMB Cloud Insights™ research, where you will learn how the SMB market trends have changed over the past year.
- Developer Track
In this track, the new APS 2.0 takes center stage. Parallels CTO Michael Toutonghi opens the Developer Track with a look at how to leverage the new APS capabilities, including building service bundles with multiple APS package resources, leveraging Single Sign–on, and using the APS HTML5 control panel extensions to create enhanced user interfaces.
- Technical Track
In the highly focused Technical Track, we’ll do a deeper dive into product roadmaps. We’ll also explore new Parallels products, such as Parallels Cloud Server and Parallels Cloud Storage.
Save $200 – Register by November 30th
Parallels Summit is truly where the industry ecosystem comes to connect. Early bird pricing has been extended to November 30th. You can take advantage of this limited time opportunity to register for only $99. Register today with code ATGNKT89to lock in your early bird rate.
Register now: http://www.parallels.com/summit/2013/